Bayard Winthrop wasn’t buying the notion that American-made apparel had to be either expensive or shoddy to have a shot at success. E-commerce gave him a means to disprove the premise.
His new men’s sportswear venture, American Giant, launched earlier this month at american-giant.com with a tight, basic assortment — cotton sweatshirts in five silhouettes and between four and seven colors in S-M-L-XL sizing and at prices ranging from $59 to $89. No trim. No lettering across the front. And no imports, either.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"